Professional portrait of Kathleen Vinson

Kathleen Vinson

Professor of Legal Writing and Director of Legal Writing, Research, and Written Advocacy at Suffolk University Law School

Suffolk Law’s legal writing program has been ranked in the Top 10 in the nation since 2013 by US News and World Report. Kathy has served as Chair of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research; President of the Association of Legal Writing Directors; a board member of the Legal Writing Institute; and an editor of the Monograph, Second Draft, and the Legal Writing Institute Journal. She also serves on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Advisory Committee for Professionalism in Practice. Kathy has co-authored two books, Mindful Lawyering: The Key to Creative Problem Solving and the book Legal Analysis: The Fundamental Skill. In addition, she has published numerous law review articles. She also received the Mary S. Lawrence Award from the Legal Writing Institute for pioneering scholarship and innovative curriculum or program design. Kathy has given numerous presentations on her scholarship, teaching, and leadership.